Workshop on ‘Illustrating the Brain’

On Wednesday 28 March 2018, JIAS will host a one-day workshop on ‘Illustrating the Brain’ presented by Professor Oliver Turnbull of Bangor University in the United Kingdom.

Admission is restricted, and prospective participants need to submit a one-page letter of motivation and their curriculum vitae to the workshop organisers. The workshop forms part of a series entitled ‘Brain Matters: Accelerating Southern Africa Neuroscience’.

Date: Wednesday 28 March 2018

Time: 9h00-16h30

Venue: JIAS, 1 Tolip Street, Westdene, Johannesburg.

Invitation: For a downloadable invitation, click here

Applications: Send applications to Sahba;

Afternoon visit: Hunterian Museum of Anatomy, Wits Medical School, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg

About the workshop

‘Illustrating the Brain’ is a one-day workshop (based on Bangor University’s ‘Visceral Mind’ programme) aimed at postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers as well as academic staff with a background and interest in cognition, emotion, and mental health.

It covers the fundamentals of human anatomy by adopting the classical approach of ‘anatomy through drawing and rehearsal’. It involves sessions of anatomical drawing, followed by supervised observation of brain prosections. Students will be provided with a diagrammatic workshop, and will practise the drawing and labelling of core brain structures. They will also visit the the Hunterian Museum of Anatomy at Wits University.

To apply, please email a one-page letter of motivation and your CV to the organisers by Friday 16 March. Lunch and the entry fee to the Hunterian Museum of Anatomy will be included. Participants need to provide their own transport between venues.

About Professor Turnbull

Professor Oliver Turnbull is a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist. He is Professor of Neuropsychology and Pro Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at Bangor University in the United Kingdom.

His interests include emotion-based learning and the experience we describe as ‘intuition’; the role of emotion in false beliefs, especially in neurological patients; and the neuroscience of psychotherapy. He is the author of a number of scientific articles on these topics, and (together with Professor Mark Solms) of the popular science text  The Brain and the Inner World. He is a previous editor of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis.

The ‘Brain Matters: Accelerating Southern African Neuroscience’ seminar series is sponsored by the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development at Wits University and JIAS, and supported by the Wits Cortex Club and the Southern African Neuroscience Society.

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